Guapiles Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Guapiles

July 31, 2017 Margarita Chappel

Discover the best restaurant in Guapiles, Costa Rica including El Rubio, Restaurante El Yugo, Marisqueria Mar Azul, Rancho Roberto's, Marisqueria la Trocha, Restaurante El Fogon de Lola, King's Wood Fired Pizza, Sabores Del Tropico, Restaurante Las Terrazas, Valverd's
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1. El Rubio

Guapiles, Guapiles, Costa Rica South American, Costa Rican +506 2710 2323
Excellent
25%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
37%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 8 reviews

El Rubio

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Really good chifrijo, cold beer, a little dirty but is a dive bar so all good. The staff is attentive and always willing to acomódate anything out of the menu.

2. Restaurante El Yugo

Sur Cruce Rio Frio 200 M, Guapiles, Costa Rica Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Latin, Central American, Costa Rican, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner +506 2711 0090
Excellent
36%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 57 reviews

Restaurante El Yugo

Reviewed By EMILE D - Guatemala City, Guatemala

Located on the highway to Limón. A pleasant atmosphere. Clean restaurant. Popular for locals. Ideal for breakfast or lunch. There are several options of natural juices, fruits and beverages. They serve a large buffet with many options of typical food of Costa Rica. Good prices. Recommended.

3. Marisqueria Mar Azul

Guapiles, Guapiles 70101, Costa Rica Seafood Lunch +506 2710 0755
Excellent
43%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
13%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 22 reviews

Marisqueria Mar Azul

Reviewed By Megan W - West Saint Paul, Minnesota

La Marisqueria Mar Azul has a very casual atmosphere with few embellishments, but the food is amazing and a great value. It's very popular with the locals. I would definitely recommend the patacones con guacamole!! I split the rice with shrimp plate with a friend and it was more than enough for both of us. Not a tourist spot at all - but that's part of the appeal.

4. Rancho Roberto's

4 | Crossing Rio Frio, Guapiles, Costa Rica Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations Latin, Central American, Costa Rican Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +506 2711 0146
Excellent
24%
Good
62%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 58 reviews

Rancho Roberto's

Reviewed By SergioX7 - Escazu, Costa Rica

The breakfast buffet closed too early, they stop serving at 9:00. I think they should consider pushing it at least 30 more minutes, because there is heavy traffic going out of San Jose in the early morning. On the other hand, they have quick service, and their french toast was really good.

5. Marisqueria la Trocha

Calle la Trocha and Hwy 32, Guapiles, Costa Rica Seafood Lunch +506 2710 0205
Excellent
47%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

Marisqueria la Trocha

Reviewed By bnbdigs2 - Hyattsville

La Trocha is built like a pirate ship. It’s no surprise seafood is a specialty. Aaron loved his mariscada en salsa jalapena, 5950 colones. I enjoyed the casado vegetarian--especially the potato salad, 3400. Our total bill including a Diet Coke and Tropical Te Verde was 11,350 colones, or about $21.21.

6. Restaurante El Fogon de Lola

Cruce de Rio Frio 75 Metros Sur Sobre la Ruta 32 | Cruce Rio Frio, Guapiles, Costa Rica Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Brunch +506 2711 0151
Excellent
42%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Restaurante El Fogon de Lola

Reviewed By ochassot - Santa Ana, Costa Rica

There are many traditional open kitchen fog (wood fired) in Costa Rica, but El Fogon de Lola is the very best, with a wide selection of typical food at very affordable prices. Perfect for a stop between San José and the Caribbean. Service is friendly and rather quick. In many occasions, the owner passes by the tables and offers additional gallo pinto.

7. King's Wood Fired Pizza

50 N 300 O del Pali Guacimo, Entrada Al Bosque, Guacimo 70601, Costa Rica Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Italian Brunch, Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$78 +506 2716 5112
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

King's Wood Fired Pizza

Reviewed By vagirlRichmond - Richmond, Virginia

My husband found this place online and we decided to check it out one afternoon while shopping in Guacimo. Ray greeted us and was super helpful and friendly. The restaurant is very nicely done with tiled floors and comfortable table and chairs. Of course, the...MoreThank you very much! We were totally pleased to have you here. Looking forward to meet your friends and kids. Best regards!

8. Sabores Del Tropico

Oeste De Los Bomberos 75, Guapiles 70201, Costa Rica Takeout
Excellent
30%
Good
63%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Sabores Del Tropico

Reviewed By dcleer - Heredia, Costa Rica

In Guápiles center, very good food, excellent service. The place looks like all places in Guápiles, a little run down, but the food exceeded our expectations. Not a place for tipical or Caribean food, but very good international food. Kids friendly.

9. Restaurante Las Terrazas

Carretera 32 | Hotel Los Rios, Guacimo 70601, Costa Rica Wheelchair Accessible +506 2716 6965
Excellent
55%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
15%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Restaurante Las Terrazas

Reviewed By AlbertaBushman - alberta

We needed a quick bite so we dropped in for a meal. The waiter was awesome and really wanted to help the gringo's! We had a fish dinner plus spaghetti and it was cooked to perfection. Worth a stop.

10. Valverd's

Ruta 32 | Frente A Plaza Talamanca, Guapiles, Costa Rica
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 12 reviews

Valverd's

Reviewed By Dawn E - Madison, Wisconsin

We were on a road trip from the north rain forest to the south and there was a lot of construction along the way. We stopped at Valverd’s mostly because we were done with the road construction and there was a long line of cars. What a find. We split the Casado fajitas de pollo 4200 (about $8), it was enough of us. It was a very nice restaurant and I would stop there again. The wait staff was a little slow but the food was great and I’m glad we stopped.

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